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Eskom has over recovered R7.6bn in renewables-related costs since 2014

7TH JULY 2017 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR The affordability of South Africa’s growing fleet of renewable energy plants has been questioned on several occasions by Eskomand Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brownalso weighed in recently, telling Parliamentarians in late June that, while electricity arising from the renewables plants was...
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AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk

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  AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk July is when South Africa and indeed the world commemorate the birthday of Madiba.  Part of his legacy was his ability to reach out to all fellow South Africans in a spirit of building a future we can all be...
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Save the date: Wed 26 July 2017 - AHI SME Indaba - Cape Town

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We will continue our programme of high profile discussions between business, government, entrepreneurs and other experts to assert our Big Voice for Small Business. (See a synopsis of our first successful Indaba click here .) We seek ways to advocate for SMEs and a truly enabling operating environment to survive...
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MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER SIGNS FIC AMENDMENT ACT INTO OPERATION

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The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has signed and gazetted the coming into operation of various provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (Act No. 1 of 2017) (“FIC Amendment Act”). The FIC Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 26 April 2017 and gazetted...
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How does the new Mining Charter affect you- Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer.pdf

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THE MINING CHARTER 2010 V THE MINING CHARTER 2017 – HOW DOES THE NEW CHARTER AFFECT YOU?... http://ahi.co.za/downloads/How%20does%20the%20new%20Mining%20Charter%20affect%20you-%20Cliff%20Dekker%20Hofmeyer.pdf/detail
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AHI REPORTS Hester Davis – Chairperson of the Desk of Expertise

AHI REPORTS Hester Davis – Chairperson of the Desk of Expertise, AHI, wants to inform the businesses and corporate companies of the following information regarding Ownership transactions. Please read the following notice of the latest Gazette no 40898. For more clarity you can contact Hester Davis at 0834578929. We seem to...
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AHI Communication May 2017: From the CEO's desk

 
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MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable

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Enquiries: Communications Unit Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: (012) 315 5944 MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable. Fitch has affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings of ‘BB+’ with a stable outlook. Fitch has cited...
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Each one Creates two challenge

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Each 1 Creates 2 More than a quarter of all South African small- and medium-sized businesses say they hope to generate six or more jobs yearly, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The number of SMEs in SA is unclear. The Bureau for Economic Research estimates 2.3 million,...
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Social enterprise sector is missing link in Africa wealth-creation chain

Social enterprise sector is missing link in Africa wealth-creation chain Governing parties lack political will, ideas and competence to use the state intelligently to foster development, writes William Gumede 02 May 2017 - 06:58 William Gumede Wealth creation in Africa has been stunted because countries have focused too much on...
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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI: Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI 11 May 2017 Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens As part of a delegation from Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) meeting with Finance Minister Gigaba, the AHi today proposed four points it will suggest to the minister aimed at...
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This is the newsletter of the B-BBEE Commission Third Edition April 2017

For the full article click here to download.
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Minister of Finance Speaks To Black Business Leaders

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The AHI was invited to join the Black Business Council for a dinner evening with the newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, CEO dr. Ernest Messina attended the event. Find his full speech below - source: Business Report. Business Report | 16 May 2017, 06:20am Malusi Gigaba Address the Minister...
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AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk

AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk
Dear All We find ourselves in extremely challenging situations both locally and internationally.  Sharing of information in support of each other is even more important in these times. Over the last year we have used various forms of communication to reach out to members and associates.  These include: Media releases...
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#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'

#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'
Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the government's calls for radical economic transformation and says it must happen with urgency. He said those that don't like the phase "radical economic transformation" should wake up and smell the coffee as it would happen soon. Ramaphosa, a former businessman, was...
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Watch: AHI SME Conference 5 April at Centurion.

Watch: AHI SME Conference 5 April at Centurion.

The first AHI SME Indaba for 2017 was held on 5 April at Leriba lodge.  We have compiled a few video clips for those of you who missed it. 

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TOURISM INDABA : 16-18 MAY 2017

TOURISM INDABA : 16-18 MAY 2017 Hester Davis, Chairperson of the Desk of Expertise, invite all relevant Tourism stakeholders to attend the Tourism Indaba 2017. The City of Durban is the Host City once again to the Tourism Indaba 2017, which takes place from 16 - 18 May 2017 ....
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DURBAN VOTED BEST CITY TO LIVE

Hester Davis, Chairperson of the Desk of Expertise reported the following on the highest quality of life in the international Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living survey. Hester says it is in these times of turmoil, it is a “GREAT POSITIVE” for our country, too receive such good news. The daily...
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Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm

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Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm Small business representative organisation AHI says the news that the rating agency, Fitch, has downgraded South Africa's credit rating to sub-investment grade will lead to catastrophically lower economic growth, with some estimating billions of Rands in outflows and...
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AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa

AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa
CREATING JOBS AGAINGST ALL ODDS THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES AHI Conference 5 APRIL 2017 Let me take this opportunity on behalf of BUSA to thank you for convening this important dialogue. We welcome the AHI initiative in creating a platform for strategic engagement on role and conditions...
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